by Bob Jensen  | On a drive around a nearby lake recently it became apparent that another ice-fishing season is concluding.  There were still lots of anglers on the ice where the ice was safe, but wind was making open water areas larger by the minute.  I caught myself looking forward to warmer temperatures and […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Depending on where you live in the Midwest, the ice-fishing season is winding down.  Once March arrives, you know you’re on the downhill side of another season of ice-action.  And, if you’ve done much ice-fishing, you know that March can provide some outstanding ice-fishing.  Following are some reasons that you shouldn’t […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Some Midwest anglers have found open water to fish in, but most of us are still on the ice.  For many anglers, that first open water fishing trip is still a few weeks or maybe even a couple of months away.  It’s hard to predict ice-out because we never know what […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Through the years, I’ve been to a lot of places where people gather.  It might be a sports show or a boat show or a home show or a restaurant, or just hanging out with friends: Wherever.  The conversation often goes to fishing, and, often, a non-fisherman in the group says […]

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by Bob Jensen  | It’s that time of year when the fish are starting to get a little conditioned to our ice-fishing presentations.  In fact, it’s that time of year pretty much any time of the year.  Fish truly do become conditioned to an angler’s choice of lures.  Conditioned means they quit hitting, or at […]

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by Bob Jensen  | In some areas of the Midwest, certain fishing seasons are getting ready to close, and in some areas they’ve already closed.  The closed season mostly affects walleye and northern pike anglers, and again, that’s only in some states or some areas of some states.  However, there will still be lots of […]

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by Bob Jensen  | If the ice-fishing season was like a football or basketball game, we would be at about halftime.  We’ve had a good amount of ice-fishing so far, but there’s still a lot of outstanding ice-fishing opportunities to come.  In fact, many avid ice-anglers will suggest that the best is yet to come […]

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